Books By My Bedside

Jen at Mum In The Madhouse tells me I have been tagged to share with the world what books are currently by my bedside. The books I have by the side of my bed are a real snapshot of ‘Me’ at a moment in time.

I always have a book on the go (and probably another in my handbag, and maybe another in the bathroom, and maybe even another in the car) and there are always a selection of books that I just like dipping into for those few moments before I can’t keep my eyes open any longer. I think these are commonly known as coffee table books but I don’t have a coffee table.

So my list:
Reading Books
Lizzy Harrison Loses Control by Pippa Wright – I actually finished this last night so it is due to go in the WI Book Swap Box.

I bought Me Before You by Jojo Moyes at the same time as Lizzy Harrison so have no idea what to expect – anyone read it?

How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran – I’m over half way through this and made the fatal mistake of picking another book up before finishing it. Some bits have been pure brilliance but I’m wading through some sections. I. WILL. FINISH.

Crafty Books
I must have told everyone I know last year about wanting to learn to knit/crochet – I have conquered the knitting and the crochet will come soon. My Christmas presents reflected my new hobbies in the form of books:

Twenty Mini Christmas Crochet – Val Pierce
Twenty Bunting & Pennants – Kate Haxell
Hat to Knit – Guild of Master Craftsmen
Meet Me At Mikes – 26 crafty projects and things to make

Cake Pops – Bakerella – THE queen of Cake Pops – I will master them this year! This book is brilliant.

And the list goes on … I also have a couple of issues of Mollie Makes in there, the March issue of the Caravan Club mag and 2 Sirdar booklets on knits for little ones.

No wonder I’m always exhausted when I wake up – my mind is always on the next project!
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Jen for forcing me to dust my bedside drawers – The shame of the dust there before this picture was taken!

So what reading matter do you have by your bed? Share it with us and lets get a snapshot of your bedtime reading.

I’m tagging the following but if you would like to join in, you’d be more than welcome.
Cara at Freckles Family
Sarah at Tilly Mint Boutique
Kate at Another Goldfish
Beth at The Pieces of Me
Kate at Parents to Bee


  1. says

    Firstly thanks for letting me join in! Secondly, I can categorically say I do not have anything remotely interesting by the side of my bed … Main reason being I don’t have a bedside table.

    I can however, tell you that the books / magazines currently dotted about the house for me to scan when I get a few spare moments are:

    – The Brand New NEXT directory (yipeee!)
    – A dated issue of the free ASDA magazine (the shame!)
    – A magazine on the latest gadgets
    – The ‘Weekend’ part of the Daily Mail

    All in all not gonna be opening a library am I? Least I have some form of reading material I suppose!


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